The Purair BIO Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) provide a primary containment work area for life science research, cell culture processing, and other applications where protection of the user, the work product, and the environment, and mitigation of cross-contamination on the work surface are needed. Biosafety in the laboratory is critical when work involves infectious diseases and toxins, as well as in cell and tissue culturing, where product contamination must be avoided. Prevention of lab acquired infections to personnel can also be achieved by reducing potential exposure to droplets or splashes, preventing contaminants from escaping the work area.
A Biological Safety Cabinet provides a safe laboratory workspace using optimum airflow design combined with an integrated HEPA filtration system. Room air is drawn in through the intake grille on the front of the unit, then under the work surface and directed to the top of the cabinet where it passes through a HEPA filter. Negative pressure is created inside the cabinet resulting in a primary containment work area while the HEPA filtration supplies clean air to the work surface in a vertical laminar flow pattern. These airflow patterns provide an optimum air curtain on the front opening, maintaining personnel and product protection. The exhaust HEPA filter traps biohazardous particles prior to the air being exhausted back into the laboratory, preserving environmental protection.
The Purair® BIO biological safety cabinet (BSC) is certified for safety and performance in accordance with NSF/ANSI Standard 49 and EN12469 which certifies Class II, Type A2 laminar flow cabinets are suitable for working with biosafety agents at levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Air Science 4-foot models are certified by NSF.
We build custom enclosures for specific customer requirements and applications. Each unit is designed to maximize operator safety and accessibility, and is tested and certified to factory specifications and industry standards.
Biological Safety Cabinet Features
The Purair® BIO biological safety cabinet (BSC) is certified for safety and performance in accordance with EN12469 which certifies Class II, Type A2 laminar flow cabinets are suitable for working with biosafety agents at levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Air Science 4-foot models are certified by NSF.
Main benefits offered by the Air Science biological safety cabinet include:
Single EC Blower Motor Design. The Purair BIO is designed with a single EC blower motor for ease of use, reliability, and to promote low cost of ownership. Dual motor designs can introduce a number of problems, including unbalanced airflow, higher maintenance costs, longer certification processes, and uneven filter loading. Airflow adjustments are simpler, operational costs lower, and maintenance easier for BSCs equipped with single EC blower motors.
Flexibility. The Purair BIO includes multiple service connections for maximum flexibility. It includes duplex electrical outlets with splash-proof, UL listed covers. CSA certified service valves for gas, air, and vacuum are also available. Maximum working pressure of 75PSI.
Operator Safety. The anti-ultraviolet, 6 mm tempered glass ensures maximum protection for the operator.
Ergonomic Design. The user interface combines ergonomics, safety, and aesthetics with a 10° angled window design that reduces operator head and elbow discomfort, as well as eye strain and fatigue.